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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

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78rpm 5,919
popular 2,302
1920s 2,288
1930s 2,234
acoustic 2,051
Big Band 1,563
Cylinder 1,477
Popular 1,315
brrc 1,284
1910s 1,177
1940s 970
Orchestra 949
Acoustic 677
cylinder 554
Oldtime 549
Victor 480
Red Seal 476
fox trot 392
jazz 367
Opera 286
Folk 276
big Band 252
radio 249
Irish 245
Celtic 241
Country or Western 225
78 rpm 209
folk 202
country 199
big band 191
Fiddle 184
acustic 181
popular music 181
edison cylinder 177
traditional 173
1950s 166
Music 164
Bill from Ellerslie's record collection 158
otr 157
Radio 153
tenor 143
German 141
Jazz 140
swing 136
old time 126
world music 126
Bagpipe 124
Uilleann 122
orchestra 122
Blues 119
Country 119
OTR 119
Scottish 113
Country Music 106
78 RPM 100
Band 99
Orchester 98
novelty 83
Crooner 82
oldtime 80
blues 75
PJA-Complete 72
BigBand 67
comedy 67
gospel 64
Cape Breton 62
ww2 62
WW2 61
Billy Murray 60
Caruso 60
Piano 57
PJA-Incomplete 56
piano 53
band 52
guitar 52
fiddle 50
violin 50
Phonograph 49
Polish 48
vocal 48
Beethoven 47
French 47
Ragtime 47
Old-Time Appalachian 46
Popular singer 46
waltz 45
Arthur Collins 43
Hawaiian 43
baritone 43
religious 43
Hungarian 41
classical 40
western 39
Flute 37
Billy Williams 36
Swing 36
rare 36
Scotland 35
Violin 35
banjo 35
Schnabel 34
comedian 34
Traditional 32
World Music 32
Ethnic 31
Sonata 31
organ 31
Christian 30
Big band 29
Irving Kaufman 29
Slovak 28
comedienne 28
march 28
1910 27
1917 27
78rpm records 27
British 27
Ernest Hare 27
popular songs 27
78 26
Accordion 26
Acoustic Country Blues 26
Byren G. Harlan 26
foxtrot 26
1918 25
Gospel 25
christian 24
roaring 1920's 24
steel guitar 24
ethnic 23
1903 22
Rachmaninoff 22
Stokowski 22
armed forces radio network 22
comic 22
jazz age 22
turkish 22
Billy Jones 21
Dan W. Quinn 21
Fiddle Tune 21
charleston 21
depresion 21
mp3 21
some with Big Band 21
1909 20
Edison Concert Band 20
Farrar 20
Faust 20
Paul Whiteman 20
early jazz 20
ragtime 20
small group jazz 20
78s 19
Henry Burr 19
Tetrazzini 19
cylinders 19
danceBand 19
deco 19
from radio 19
opera 19
polka 19
soprano 19
Arthur Fields 18
Carmen 18
Destinn 18
Elman 18
Fibber McGee & Molly 18
Homer 18
J. W. Myers 18
Tenor 18
accordion 18
1919 17
Bori 17
Comedy 17
Instrumental 17
Philadelphia 17
Ruffo 17
Vernon Dalhart 17
harmonica 17
modern recreations 17
original recordings 17
rag time 17
show tune 17
torch song 17
ukulele 17
1942 16
Al Jolson 16
Chopin 16
Comedy song 16
Journet 16
Martinelli 16
Spoken Word 16
Verdi 16
religous 16
1906 15
1907 15
1913 15
1935 15
Aida 15
Ballad 15
SHOW DETAILS
Title
Date Archived
Creator
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
375,628
48
11
( 11 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
326,221
13
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Jolson
323,018
38
22
( 22 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edith Piaf
211,640
32
3
French
( 3 reviews )
Topics: French, 1930s, 1940s, 78rpm
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alessandro Moreschi
197,141
25
102
Castrato
( 102 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
191,999
17
0
This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
172,790
3
6
( 6 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser
156,692
27
8
originally
( 8 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by John McCormack
137,169
14
14
( 14 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ada Jones
132,671
10
3
( 3 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benny Bell
129,730
20
5
( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Gathacol Radio
123,826
56
12
A expired Copyright collection of Music
( 12 reviews )
Topic: free, jazz, old
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn
120,356
12
2
London singer
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 1930s, 1940s, popular, some with Big Band, 78rpm records, WW2
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
116,252
5
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
105,803
29
5
Recorded on July 22, 1929 in New York City. This recording was composed by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf for an all-Black revue titled "Hot Chocolates." The band includes Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Homer Hobson on trumpet, Fred Robinson on trombone, Bert Curry and Crawford Wethington on alto saxes, Jimmy Strong on tenor sax, Gene Anderson on piano, Mancy Cara on banjo, Peter Briggs on tuba and Zutty Singleton on drums. This Orchestra may have single-handedly been responsible...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Music
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Leadbelly
104,906
22
4
MP3 of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" by Leadbelly
( 4 reviews )
Topic: Blues
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
104,160
20
0
blues
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Cantor
95,472
11
7
( 7 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Robert Gayler
95,130
2
5
Edison #3870 blue amberol recorded August 1919
( 5 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: Public Internet
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by fats Waller,Alberta Hunter,Louis Armstrong,Jack Teagarden,James P. Johnson,cab calloway,art tatum,hoagy carmichael
91,183
10
3
Dates, if given are a guess.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 78 rpm, Orchestra, Band, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
88,489
8
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cal Stewart
88,400
4
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Sousa's Band
79,054
14
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
78,576
22
9
This is the original recording of Gershwin's masterpiece, what may surprise many people is that it is an acoustic recording not electric one. This record was released soon after the piece was first performed and was soon replaced by a much more common electrically recorded record. 2 parts
( 9 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Scott Joplin
78,134
7
4
Sounds like a player piano to me.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, acoustic, Popular, 1910s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bert Williams
70,772
1
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Prokofiev
65,611
24
15
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. Transfer by Bob Varney.
( 15 reviews )
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
63,666
12
1
MP3 of "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trumpeter Landfrey
62,553
5
10
Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Played by: Trumpeter Landfrey Recording date: August 2, 1890 Location: London, England Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued) NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39848 ** Historical note: Landfrey was a bugler in the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, October 25, 1854, of the Crimean War. On this recording Landfrey plays a trumpet that was used at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, of the Napoleonic Wars.
( 10 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by American Symphony Orchestra
60,441
6
4
Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Performed by: American Symphony Orchestra Composed by: Richard Wagner Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 7846-B-1-6 Recording date: 1921 Release number: 80638-R Release date: December 1921 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41877
( 4 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Dollar & His Ten Cent Band with Billy Murray
60,323
14
10
( 10 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Carter Family
55,990
20
8
Recorded on May 10, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. The Carter Family, with A. P., wife Sara and Sara's cousin Maybelle, are one of the most influential performing acts in American music. This tune sold around one million copies between 1928 and 1929.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Country, Old-Time Appalachian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward Meeker
51,505
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Golden Gate Orchestra
49,172
7
7
This was the song of the 1920's it was a dance, a song, an idea, and also for many in the 1920's a way of life. The song seems to move us to the days of speakeasy's and the wild ride that became the roaring 20's.
( 7 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
48,771
7
2
MP3 of "Praise God I'm Satisfied" by Blind Willie Johnson
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Collins
48,541
2
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ed Meeker
48,526
1
0
Original hit recording of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, now in the Public Domain.
Topics: ed meeker, baseball
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Henry Burr
46,467
3
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by fats Waller
45,928
5
3
78 RPM record GRINDING noises is removed (with Goldwave) so that we can hear what went onto the record instead of nearly a century of misuse. Dates, if given are a guess.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 78 rpm, Orchestra, Band, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
45,679
1
4
( 4 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
44,552
12
6
Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. Hurt said, when asked about this sweet murder ballad, that he "made it up from hearing people talk. He was a great man, I know that, and he was killed by two men named Bob and Louis. I got enough of the story to write me a song."
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Ballad, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
43,695
15
1
blues
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
43,118
10
2
MP3 of "Stack O Lee Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
42,856
13
10
Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. This was Johnson's first recording session. This tune is the story of Samson and Delilah. It is the flip side to "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time." Rev. Gary Davis popularized this tune in the early sixties during the Great Folk Scare.
( 10 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn w. the Casini Club Orchestra
41,394
9
3
Recorded in October, 1935, most likely somewhere in England. This was Vera Lynn's first commercial recording. Lynn was much loved by the British because of her selfless efforts entertaining the troops during WWII. Indeed she was so popular that, according to myth, a commedian once cracked that the war was was started by her agent. Today, I think she is best known for her stirring performance of "We'll Meet Again" during the final scene of Dr. Strangelove; after Colonel Kong rodeos the...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, BritPop, Cabaret, Dance Hall, Easy Listening, Jazz, Oldies, 78rpm, Lounge
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Morton
40,148
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
39,755
4
3
( 3 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
39,554
13
5
These cues by P. Green were among those used in W-B and H-B cartoons from 1957-60.
( 5 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Oratorio Chorus
38,769
0
3
Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Performed by: Oratorio Chorus Composed by: G.F. Handel Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1) Recording date: 1916 Release number: 80292-R Release date: May 1916 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
38,636
20
11
MP3 of "Police Dog Blues" by Blind Blake
( 11 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dick Justice
37,514
14
6
Recorded on May 20, 1929 in Chicago. Justice was a contemporary of Frank Hutchison, where he evidently worked in the mines with Hutchison and played music with him. This tune was recorded by Luke Jordan in 1927 as "Cocaine Blues" (not to be confused with "Cocaine Habit Blues" recorded by the Memphis Jug Band). This tune is one of most surreal in old-time country. While there are clear references to the partaking of the white stuff, there is also seemingly unrelated...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Music, Acoustic, Country
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
37,307
7
1
MP3 of "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Fields
36,774
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Byron G. Harlan
36,735
2
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by James Reese Europe
36,698
3
3
"Castle House Rag - One Step", performed by Europe's Society Orchestra, recorded "under the personal supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle" on February 10, 1914. James Reese Europe was an important musical figure in the ragtime era (his band was the first Black band to record commercially). Vernon and Irene Castle were early popularizers of social dancing to syncopated music. From the original 12" 78rpm disk.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, Ragtime, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Original 78rpm disk (Victor 35372) digitized by old78collector
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dan W. Quinn
36,008
0
0
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Mctell
35,835
19
8
MP3 of "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie Mctell
( 8 reviews )
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Albert Farrington
34,878
14
11
( 11 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billie Holiday
34,671
6
1
blues
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Popular, 1920s, 78rpm, 1930s
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Original Dixieland Jazz Band with Al Bernard
34,516
12
6
( 6 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ernest Thompson
34,210
14
11
Here's the flip side of Columbia 130-D, The Wreck of the Old Southern 97, sung and played by Ernest Thompson. Recorded in 1924. From the original 78rpm disk.
( 11 reviews )
Topics: Music, Country, Folk, 78rpm, Oldtime
Source: Columbia 130-D digitized by old78collector
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Antonin Dvorak
34,140
4
0
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World". George Szell conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as the 5th.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, New World
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benno Moiseivitch, piano
32,592
8
6
PLEASE GO TO https://archive.org/details/BEETHOVENConcertoNo.5InE-flatMajorOp.73Moiseiwitsch-NEWTRANSFER FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"). Benno Moiseivitch, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Victor 78rpm Album DM 761 (058958 - 058967). Recorded October 21, 1938. Digital transfer by F. Reeder
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Beethoven, Emperor, Moiseivitch, Szell, 78rpm
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds
31,764
4
1
( 1 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
31,617
7
3
Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. The title of this tune was a garbled translation of someone trying to decipher Johnson's singing, the title should have been "Motherless Children Have A Hard Time." Indeed, it is reputed that Johnson was blinded as a child by his stepmother in a fit of anger after she was discovered in bed with another man by Johnson's father, who then beat her.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Various
31,236
15
2
Sounds from Birds, amphibians/reptiles, and mammals recorded from nature.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Field Recordings
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com
31,138
4
6
If you enjoy this complete collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Abe Lyman Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE) This collection contains the following: Brunswick Recordings: 2903 IF YOU KNEW SUSIE/UKULELE BABY 2912 SING A...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Abe Lyman, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Peerless Quartet with Henry Burr
31,087
1
2
( 2 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Son House
30,463
17
5
Recorded in June 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. These recording sessions included Charley Patton, Willie Brown and Louise Johnson who all drove up to Wisconsin together from Mississippi. This tune made a deep impression on a young Robert Johnson, who was reportedly mentored somewhat by House; Johnson later recorded this tune as "Walkin' Blues." John Lee Hooker likewise did his own version in 1949 called "Burnin' Hell," based on the lines from the third verse: "Yeah, ain't...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, Delta Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Geeshie Wiley
30,445
21
9
Recorded circa March 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. Don Kent has described "Last Kind Words" as "one of the most imginatively constructed guitar arrangments of its era...."
( 9 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, Delta Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cecil Gant
30,122
3
1
MP3 of "I Wonder" by Cecil Gant
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
30,011
14
6
This is the closest we can get to the original performance, it was fresh in the minds of all the performers and was not like any other record ever made afterwards, enjoy this most unique recording and historic audio document. 2 parts
( 6 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jimmie Rodgers
29,752
20
8
( 8 reviews )
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Thomas Edison
29,040
1
1
Mary had a little lamb Spoken by: Thomas A. Edison, inventor Recording date: August 12, 1927, Golden Jubilee of the Phonograph ceremony Location: Glenmont (Edison's home), West Orange, New Jersey Recording taken from Movietone Production news film. ** Historical note: In this recording Edison demonstrates how in 1877 he made the first record on his tinfoil phonograph. The original 1877 recording was not saved and no longer exists.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward M. Favor
28,413
0
0